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of celebrations coming your way. good to see you. thanks. >> president obama takes the stage in the midwest today. the president is making his first pitch for gun control outside of the nation's capital. bill plante is at the white house. bill good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president is headed for the west because minnesota law enforcement officials have been strong advocates for gun control this as the administration tries to keep up the pressure for action. even during the most apolitical event the year -- >> the ravens are world champions. >> reporter: there's no escaping the gun control debate. in this super bowl ad put out by a coalition of mayors led by new york city's michael bloomberg, children urged lawmakers to pass universal background checks a major piece of the president's strategy. the white house released this photo over the weekend of the president skeet shooting at camp david. to back up his statement that he's familiar with firearms. asked what he made of the photo, the ceo of the national rifle association was dismissive. >> well it's like during
that statute. joe, great reporting. thank you for that. do appreciate it. president obama is also going to be in minneapolis later today to talk about the need for new gun laws. coming up, wolf blitzler look why the president chose minneapolis. if the city can be a model for the nation. that's at 4:00 p.m. eastern time today. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. capella university understands bright students are getting lost in the shuffle. need. and administration's work gets more complex every year. when you look at these issues, do you see problems or opportunities? with an advanced degree in education from capella university, you'll
watching every minute of this. we thank gio benitez. >>> and of course, the story is another headline about gun violence. and today, president obama traveled to minneapolis to raise pressure for gun legislation. here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road today. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: central component of the president's new plan is kwooifring virtually anybody buying a gun is a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. 36-year-old andrew engeldinger went on a rampage at this sign store after he was fired. shooting and killing six employees. according to his parents, he was mentally ill and refused treatment. here's the thing. he legally bought his gun here after passing a background check. >> our son struggled for years with mental illness. in the last few
of rating's agency. >> thanks very much for coming in. >> thanks, wolf. thanks for having me. >>> president obama losing his voice. we're going to explain. that's next. >>> the man behind so many of the president's most memorable lines is leaving. our white house correspondent brianna keilar has more now. john favreau. >> reporter: president obama is losing his voice, his chief speech writer, john favreau, is leaving the white house. favs, as he's known around the west wing, has helped write almost every speech since he was a senator. >> the will and the determination of the american people that change this country. yes, we can. >> reporter: from his first run for president. >> we are an american family and we rise or fall together. >> reporter: to obama's november acceptance speech in chicago. favreau was seen working on it in this official white house photo as he was awaiting mitt romney's concession call. he collaborated in all of the state of the union addresses including the one he is set to give next week. favreau met obama in 2004 while he was a 23-year-old staffer on john kerry's pr
. john. >> victor blackwell in midland city. thank you for keeping us up to speed on this ongoing story. >>> president obama hits the road to combat gun violence. he's headed to minneapolis for a speech this afternoon and prepares to leave washington. really buzzing about this picture of the president at camp david. the white house leased the photo to quiet critic who's questioned the president's claim that he sometimes shoots skeet during retreats at camp david. conspiracy theorists say it's a doctored photo already. ridiculous. the president sat down with cbs news scott pelley ahead of the super bowl and asked if he agreed with the recent announcement of the boy scouts of america that they may be lifting the ban on gay members. let's listen. >> my attitude, gays and lesb n lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does. in every institution and walk of life. >> the president addressed several other topics as well from women in combat to the economy. >>> still ahead on "starting point." we remember chris kyle, considered to be one of the deadliest snipers
's. >> thank you so much for all of your updates. >> 19 minutes after the hour. let's bring you up to speed with the top stories. president obama hits the road trying to sell his 35-point plan to battle gun violence. minneapolis is already on board with many of his plans. and still buzzing about this picture of the president at camp taeufd. he released it to silence those about shooting skeet. >> the group's executive vice president wayne la pierre saying the president wants to take away america's guns. things got a little testy when he suggested that the president believed his children deserved armed security while others tonight. >> it wasn't picking on the president's kids. they're safe and we're all thankful for it. >> they do not face the threat that most face. tell that to newtown. do you think the president's children are the target of children in america? i think it's ridiculous and i think you know it. >> he went on to say he doesn't think checks will probably never happen. >>> first up from the new york daily news, former president pays tribute to a former may. bill clinton will d
. >> this was a tough go. we will keep following them. thank you. >> the white house igniting a huge controvercy we this photo of president obama skeet shooting. what is it? we will talk about it with a top adviser standing by to join us in "the situation room". >> president obama brought his push for new gun control to minneapolis calling for a comprehensive package to steps. growing doubt and one of the steps he is seeking can be passed by congress. an assault weapons ban. and dan pfiefer, the senior adviser to the president is joining us right now from minnesota. thanks very much for coming in. >> thanks for having me, wolf. >> everyone thinks that the president's recommendation and a lot of democrats like to ban the military style weapons that doesn't have the votes in congress right now. are you ready to continue to push for it or are you giving up on it? >> we are going to continue to push for the package of initiative that is the vice president presented from banning assault weapons to background checks to ensuring that people have better access to mental health to giving schools better oppo
. speaker boehner noted last year's obama budget got no votes even from democrats in the senate. guys, back to you. >> steve: all right, thank you very much. now other headlines. terrifying moments at a circus. onlookers watched in horror as an american trainer was killed by a bengal tiger. it happened in mexico. the tiger lunged at the man and pinned him to the ground. it's believed the tiger was killed as crews tried to save the trainer. >> gretchen: horrible. pakistan planning to build an amusement park in the city where u.s. forces killed osama bin laden? sky news reports construction will cost nearly $30 million and take about eight years. work set to begin next month. officials say it's all to boost tourism. brian? >> brian: my life was saved by bubble wrap. yep. a construction worker fell 30 feet off a building. he fell 30 feet into a pile of bubble wrap. scaffolding at the construction site is wrapped in it. the worker apparently got stuck in the bubble wrap and did have to be cut up. can you imagine the bang as he hit the ground? >> steve: absolutely. he's lucky. should we wrap you
.m. >> sanjay gupta, thank you very much. we appreciate it. run around behind the set there. and now to this, just 48 hours after the white house released this photo, president obama is getting ready to address the nation in a matter of minutes here about gun control. and his decision to do it in minneapolis was no accident. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled, we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. call... and ask one of our insurance experts about it today. hello?! we believe our customers do their best out there in the world, and we do everything we can to be there for them when they need us. [car ala
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